Should it be mandatory to change clothes for gym?
by Shay Carr
Do you think that students should HAVE to bring an extra set of clothes to wear for gym class and then get in trouble if they dont want to or forget to bring them? To me, I don't think it's fair if I were to bring proper gym sneakers and to just wear some jeans for gym and to be told that's not being perpared for class. I think that if you're able to be active in what you're wearing and you have the proper footwear that the clothes you have on shouldn't mean you're not prepared for gym.
Not having a different change of clothes for gym should not, under ANY circumstances end up in suspension. To me and just about everyone else, we agree that to get suspended you either have to break one of the school rules or have done something very wrong. Nobody would think not having extra clothes for gym should get you any amount of suspension. Being suspended for something like that should NOT be happening here at West Hants, or any school for that matter.
Another reason behind this question, "should it be mandatory to change clothes for gym?", would be for the students that are being told to change, are all of them comfortable with their body? Believe it or not, some people out there could be worried about how they look and not want to get changed with all their peers around. Many boys and girls don't like the fact of being told they have to change clothes for gym or they're suspended, they have a detention or they're in any kind of trouble. It's the students that should be allowed to decide whether they want to get changed into shorts, sweatpants, yoga pants or whatever other "gym clothes". The students are the ones who are doing the physically active stuff that should be able to have a say in what they can particapate in.
From a parent's perspective, they dont really care what us students wear in gym as long as we participate. The most important thing or the main point to gym...
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